Tuesday, March 24, 2009
"Mama, can I push her?" I get this question a lot. My first response is normally, "Are you out of your mind, Son?" But, I bit my tongue and say, "When she gets a bit bigger, Buddy, then you can!"
Every time we are swinging Ainsley, I feel the need to remind her a thousand times to hang on. Now, I do realize that she has probably not a clue what I am talking about, but it sure makes me feel better to say it! One of these days she will look over at me and say, "I know Mom...enough already!" Boy, can I not wait for those good times! :)
We lay our crawling Ainsley down for nap and she gets up a walking Ainsley. On Thursday, Josh was home, off from work due to Spring Break. He gets her up from her nap and brings her into our bedroom where I was on the computer. He puts her down against a cedar chest we have and she walks over to me at the computer...about 5 or 6 steps for her!!! Fabulous, until we get the camera out and she acts like we are crazy people wanting her to walk.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
I digress...anyway, in this months Family Fun was how to make Pom Pom Pals. I tore it out and took my page to Hobby Lobby to get all the goodies. Got home with all my goodies and realized I had left the instruction page at Hobby Lobby. Well, like any good teacher, I winged it and the Pom Pom Pals were a hit. Here is Andrew with his. He named it Aggie! Surprise, surprise.
The rest of the kids seemed to enjoy it. Emily is definitely a craft kind of girl...she got into decorating her own. The boys sure tried, but Susan and ended up helping them quite a bit. When all was said and done, I think they turned out splendidly. Now, let me impart some wisdom to future Pom Pom Pal makers...choose yarn that does not shed, otherwise you will have bits and pieces of your Pom Pom Pal all over the house!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Andrew got this accordion for his birthday...and it falls under the gift that keeps on giving category. Every child that comes over and sees it just has to play it...like a moth to a flame. Let me tell you, this thing is LOUD and it really works. (I know all of you with kids are secretly wishing yours too had an accordion. Thanks Gammie and Poppy! :) ). For all of its obnoxiousness, it just makes me smile to see him play it. Also, when you send Andrew into his room to get his shoes on and he comes out with tall socks and flip-flops (he thinks this looks good!)...one just has to smile. When Andrew purposely falls off his bike to make sure his helmet is working...one just has to smile!
The list goes on and on, but what I have decided today is that these precious moments (sorry for the cliche) are truly gifts from God! My prayer tonight would be that God would shower and bless each and everyone of us with an overabundance of these "smile moments". I hope by sharing some of mine, it brings to mind some of your smile moments and makes you smile too!
We get Fit TV with Direct TV...I think its channel 261 for all those interested. You should check it out. They have about 1,000 different shows for all types of workouts. I am a big fan of In Shape with Sharon Mann. She is a bit on the bubbly side as I am gasping and sucking in air, but she kicks my hiney EVERY time. I love it. I just tape a few of her shows and another guy named Gilad, once again a bit cheesy, and rotate episodes and workouts throughout the week! No gym or excuses necessary.
For some reason, Andrew likes to watch me when I workout. I would just assume that no one, even God, see me. For some reason I am not coordinated enough to get my arms AND my legs moving like Sharon or Gilad. Graceful aerobics is not one of my gifts! Think of Elaine dancing on Seinfeld...that's pretty close to me and aerobics! With that said, Andrew still likes to be in there with me. He and I talked about it last night. I told him he was not allowed to laugh at me no matter how silly Mama looked. He informed me, "Mama, I would never, ever, ever laugh at you. That's not nice!" I just had to scoop him up and kiss him for that! And, he never laughed once. He does try to ask 2 trillion questions as I am gasping for air. Safe to say many of them go unanswered, but I think he understands why! :)
Monday, March 2, 2009
A good time was had by all at Denium and Diamonds this evening...playing a little pool. I am sure I won being the pool shark that I am (not...I have a tendancy to cheat my way through the game). This would be me, Amy, Susie, and Broc (Susie's future husband). I am guessing this was taken in 1997 sometime. This is the shortest and darkest my hair has ever been!
I love looking through old pictures. It makes me a bit sad for the "good ole days," but so thankful that I have grown up, gained wisdom, and moved forward from the "good ole days" to even better "now a days!"